Struggle or Starve

Working-Class Unity in Belfast's 1932 Outdoor Relief Riots
Product Number: EB00699903
Released: Jun 15, 2017
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781608467488
Publisher: Haymarket Books
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In October 1932, the streets of Belfast were gripped by vicious and widespread rioting that lasted the best part of a week. Thousands of unarmed demonstrators fought extended pitched battles against heavily-armed police. Unemployed workers and, indeed, whole working-class communities, dug trenches and built barricades to hold off the police assault. The event became known as the Outdoor Relief Riot-one of a very few instances in which class sympathy managed to trump sectarian loyalties in a city famous for its divisions.

Author(s): Sean Mitchell
Original Publish Date: Jun 15, 2017

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